I've been home for about two weeks. The best part so far this summer (this includes May)?...I've only driven a car three days since May 3rd. :) I love no car. I hate driving. I love public transportation and feet. I work in Irvington which is 3.3 miles away from where I live. Cora has to be at work by 8 and I at 9 so I hitch a ride with her to her work. It probably cuts off .4 miles. Then, with my ipod shuffle, I walk down Springfield Ave through Maplewood, turn right onto Chancellor and another right onto 40th street and I arrive at work 2.9 miles later. When I go into the city for work, I go to the train station and take the train into New York City. When I'm in the city, I walk and take the subway.
I've met some of the greatest people on earth in the last two weeks including this old man in a Gristede's Grocery Store in Greenwich Village on Thursday. He lives in the Fiji jungle and comes to New York in the summer to be with civilization. He is also currently editing/writing the dictionary for the Fiji language. Sampling Gelato in New York can get sooo boring because you're alone all day, but it's turned out to be pretty rad. I get to read a lot of trashy and not so trashy magazines and talk to people. And when I'm on break, I walk around New York and find cool places to have lunch and cool parks.
Here's some pictures from this week's adventures.
I like this place.